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Projects, events and news from the University of Cambridge Museums

Kettle’s Yard celebrates 50 years as a University of Cambridge Museum

There should be a Kettle’s Yard in every university Kettle’s Yard creator, Jim Ede, 1970 Jim Ede, a writer and former curator at the Tate Gallery created Kettle’s Yard in … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Christmas Gifts with a Difference

If you are trying to find a unique gift for that ever so tricky person, then the shops across the University of Cambridge Museums & Botanic Garden are a great place to start. In … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dredging the Botanic Garden lake

Cambridge University Botanic Garden’s lake, constructed in 1857–58, is to be dredged for the first time in the Garden’s history. The lake, which was originally created around an old gravel … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Antarctic Cataloguing Project

From food to footwear, from medals to medical equipment, and from scientific equipment to sledges, I have spent the past two years looking at every Antarctic object in the Polar … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Fitzwilliam Object of the Month: November

The Fitzwilliam Museum celebrates its Bicentenary during 2016. As part of the Museum’s celebrations they are choosing an Object of the Month for each calendar month. These will be on … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · Leave a comment


A free drop-in programme of informal studio and gallery art practice Saturdays 11, 18, 25 February & Half-Term Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 February 2017 For the last nine years … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Clouds, Engines, and Emotions

The Archives and Records Association (ARA) Conference, 2016 Hello Wembley!! bellowed the ARA chairman, Geoff Pick, as delegates took their seats in the Grand ballroom of the Hilton Hotel, Wembley. … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fitzwilliam Museum art recreation with John Lewis

On the 22 October members of the public could see the Fitzwilliam Museum’s painting of Marguerite Chapin in her apartment with her dog by Edouard Vuillard, come to life in an … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 · Leave a comment